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Back at Square 1

November 2, 2009 Jon F 3

This morning I reinstalled my Debian system. I began by downloading an ISO for the current Debian Stable build (called Lenny), and installing it with […]

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Reinstalling Linux

November 2, 2009 Jon F 2

Generally, after using a Windows machine for close to a year, it gets bogged down and slow and benefits greatly from a reinstall. After about […]

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Distribution Upgrades

November 1, 2009 Tyler B 0

As with the release of Karmic Koala, the majority of the other distributions we here at The Linux Experiment have decided to run will also […]

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GUI Failure

October 14, 2009 Jon F 0

Now that I’m running the Testing repositories, I actually get regular updates. Today, there were 15 available for my system. However, when I started the […]

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XFCE: A Bitch Session

October 14, 2009 Jon F 11

After a full day of using XFCE as my new desktop environment, I have just a few complaints, handily summarized in the following ordered list: […]

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Testing out Testing

October 13, 2009 Jon F 1

With everybody switching up their desktop environments this week, I decided that I’d take a shot at installing XFCE on my system. My initial research […]

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DNS Not Satisfactory

September 25, 2009 Jon F 0

While trying to connect to a remote webserver via SSH last night, I found that my machine refused to resolve the hostname to an IP […]

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Wireless Network Manager Woes

September 16, 2009 Jon F 2

Debian Lenny ships with the Network Manager package, version 0.6.6-4, which for all intents and purposes is a well written and very useful network management […]

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Eclipse Fails It

September 14, 2009 Jon F 0

Man, Eclipse works great on Debian! It gives me this cool message on startup: JVM terminated. Exit code=127 /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/bin/java -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/jni -Dgnu.gcj.precompiled.db.path=/var/lib/gcj-4.2/classmap.db -Dgnu.gcj.runtime.VMClassLoader.library_control=never -Dosgi.locking=none -jar /usr/lib/eclipse/startup.jar […]